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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The Expedition continues to wait for spring at their winter camp on the Wood River. Lewis makes observations about the weather, migrating swans, and that the sap is running in the sugar maple trees.

From the journals...

Swans from the N. The sugar maple runs freely

Meriwether Lewis

Sugar maple, Acer saccharum

Maple tree with large green leaves

Photo ©2006 Derek Ramsey. Permission via the GNU Free Documentation License.